Weekly Update: September 6th through September 10th ~ Football @ DP!

Great Job BDMB! 

Wet night folks! It’s was WET! Super proud of our BDMB and their ability to roll with the changes and still bring the energy and excitement to Roger Williams Field for a great night of football! They looked great in the uni’s and we look forward to hopefully getting to MARCH this week at DP! #iegyb

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This Week

  • Monday
    • No School – Labor Day Holiday
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM BDMB Leadership Meeting  
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!
      • Football @ Dr. Phillips (Home) FULL BDMB
        • 7 AM Pep Rally
          • 6:30 AM Doors Open
        • 4:45 PM GameDay Run Through (In Under Uniform)
          • 15 Minutes Earlier Than Normal
        • 5:30 PM Depart AHS
        • 6:15 PM Arrive DPHS
        • 7 PM Kick Off
  • Saturday
    • FSU BAND DAY! 
      • 12:15 PM Meet (Wearing an APK Band TShirt – Shorts or Pants are your choice)
      • 12:30 PM Depart For Tallahassee
      • 4:30 PM Arrive Governors Square Mall/Eat Dinner
      • 5:30 PM Travel to Doak Campbell Stadium
      • 6 PM FSU Marching Chiefs “Skull Session” (Baseball Stadium)
      • 7 PM Walk To Football Stadium
      • 8 PM FSU Kick Off
      • TBA Depart after halftime for APK
      • TBA Arrive APK

Looking Ahead 

  • September 11th FSU Band Day (See Details Below)
  • September 14th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 17th Football @ Ocoee (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 18th All State Auditions @ Ocoee HS
  • September 21st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 24th Football vs. Edgewater (Middle School Night!)
  • September 28th Full BDMB Rehearsal/Pep Band Sign Up
  • October 1st Football @ Evans (Pep Band)

Weekly Update: August 30th through September 3rd ~ West Orange Game Week!

Great VICTORY @ Colonial! 

Enjoyed a wonderful first travel experience with the BDMP Pep Band as we went to Colonial High! Our band brought a tremendous amount of energy and truly gave the Blue Darters a “home field” advantage! The energy was palpable as it set up a wonderful Friday Night Lights experience. Many thanks to the Colonial Band, their Director Mr. Jenkins, and their parents for being great hosts. Proud of our BDMB! You bring a tremendous spark each and every week!

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This Week

  • Monday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
    • 5:30 PM Pep Band Sign Ups Begin
  • Wednesday
    • 6 PM Concessions Set Up Event
      • We can use all volunteers! Both students and parents to help prep Friday!
  • Thursday
    • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 3rd Quarter Pep Band Rehearsal
  • Friday
    • LAST DAY TO ORDER BAND HOODIE (ROUND 1) 
      • Next order will be November – not guaranteed to have hoodie in by Christmas. Order now!
    • It’s A Great Day In APK! It’s Football Friday!
    • Football vs. West Orange (Home) FULL BDMB
      • 7 AM Pep Rally
        • 6:30 AM Doors Open
      • 5 PM GameDay Run Through
        • In Under Uniform
      • 6:20 PM Courtyard Call Time
        • Fully Dressed
      • 6:50 PM PreGame
      • Kick Off

Looking Ahead 

  • September 7th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 10th Football @ Dr. Phillips (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 11th FSU Band Day (See Details Below)
  • September 14th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 17th Football @ Ocoee (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 21st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 24th Football vs. Edgewater (Middle School Night!)

Communications

We have multiple communications portals going on at current for the Blue Darter Band. This week we will ensure that everyone is connected and ready to receive all messages. If you have not yet connected with Remind Texts, please use the following codes to connect with your areas of performance (students) OR your student’s age group (parents) to ensure you do not miss out on what is happening in the Apopka Bands!

All Codes are texted to “81010” using the “@” followed by ensemble code format. You only need to sign up for the areas that involve you or your member. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL THAT YOU KNOW CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS CONNECTION! THANK YOU! #iegyb

  • Parents 
    • BDMB Parent 9th Grade Member: @bdparent9
    • BDMB Parent 10th Grade Member: @bdparent10
    • BDMB Parent 11th Grade Member: @bdparent11
    • BDMB Parent 12th Grade Member: @bdparent12
  • Members
    • BDMB Woodwinds: @bdmbww
    • BDMB Brass: @bdmbbrass
    • BDMB Percussion: @bddrumline
    • BDMB Visual (Guard & Majorettes): @bdmbvisual
    • Wind Symphony (1st): @apkwind
    • Symphonic Band (2nd): @apksym
    • Concert Brass (3rd): @apkbrass
    • Concert Woodwinds (4th): @apkwood

FSU Band Day 

The Band @ Doak Campbell! Circa 2019

Tentative Timeline 

  • 12:30 PM Depart APK
  • 4:30 PM Arrive Governors Square Mall/Eat Dinner
  • 5:30 PM Travel to Doak Campbell Stadium
  • 6 PM FSU Marching Chiefs “Skull Session” (Baseball Stadium)
  • 7 PM Walk To Football Stadium
  • 8 PM FSU Kick Off
  • TBA Depart after halftime for APK
  • TBA Arrive APK

Uniform Items 

We will be wearing our FULL UNIFORM on Friday, September 3rd! Please ensure you have all proper uniform parts for this game! Shoe order has arrived! If you somehow missed it, see Mrs. Janice to ensure you are on the list for last minute orders! You can pay either via cash/check OR via SchoolPay (Button/Link on right of website) #iegyb

Weekly Update: August 23rd through August 27th ~ GREAT FIRST GAME BDMB!

INCREDIBLE OPENING DAY GAME FOR THE BDMB AND BLUE DARTER FOOTBALL! 

Go Big Blue! We are proud of you! Friday was an awesome display of pride in our community and our BDMB was there to create energy and excitement all night long! Very proud of our “process” throughout the day, working together to follow the plan, and learning the paths and nuances of a gameday experience for all members. The season ahead will be an incredible one thanks to all who made it a reality! To our BDMB members: WE ARE PROUD OF YOU! To our BDMB Army Of Parents: WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SUPPORT TO ENSURE OUR OPERATION RUNS SMOOTH! Concessions to chaperones to uniforms to YOU NAME IT! You did it and we are incredibly thankful! It has been an AWESOME OPENING WEEK! Now it is time to get this season going! #iegyb

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This Week

  • Monday
    • 2:30 PM – 3 PM Leadership Meeting (Colonels/Drum Majors/Captains Only This Week
  • Tuesday
    • 3 PM – 5:30 PM Full BDMB Rehearsal
      • March out at 2:50 PM
    • 5:30 PM Pep Band Sign Ups Begin
  • Wednesday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Thursday
    • No Scheduled Events
  • Friday
    • IT’s A GREAT DAY IN APK! IT’S FOOTBALL FRIDAY!
      • Football @ Colonial High (Away) [PEP BAND ONLY TRIP]
      • WEAR YOUR BLUE & WHITE!
      • 7 AM Pep Rally (Doors open at 6:30 AM)
      • 5 PM Call Time (Band Room)
        • Dressed in Under Uniform Only (TShirt/Shorts/Back Pack/Hat/Marching Shoes/Long Black Socks)
      • 5:30 PM Departure
      • 6:30 PM Arrival/Unload/Set Up
      • 7 PM Kick Off!
      • 10:30 PM Approximately Return Time (Updated via Remind Text Groups Post Game)

Looking Ahead 

  • August 31st Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 3rd Football vs. West Orange (Home)
  • September 7th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 10th Football @ Dr. Phillips (Away – FULL BAND)
  • September 11th FSU Band Day (See Details Below)
  • September 14th Full BDMB Rehearsal
  • September 17th Football @ Ocoee (Away – FULL BAND)

Communications

We have multiple communications portals going on at current for the Blue Darter Band. This week we will ensure that everyone is connected and ready to receive all messages. If you have not yet connected with Remind Texts, please use the following codes to connect with your areas of performance (students) OR your student’s age group (parents) to ensure you do not miss out on what is happening in the Apopka Bands!

All Codes are texted to “81010” using the “@” followed by ensemble code format. You only need to sign up for the areas that involve you or your member. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL THAT YOU KNOW CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS CONNECTION! THANK YOU! #iegyb

  • Parents 
    • BDMB Parent 9th Grade Member: @bdparent9
    • BDMB Parent 10th Grade Member: @bdparent10
    • BDMB Parent 11th Grade Member: @bdparent11
    • BDMB Parent 12th Grade Member: @bdparent12
  • Members
    • BDMB Woodwinds: @bdmbww
    • BDMB Brass: @bdmbbrass
    • BDMB Percussion: @bddrumline
    • BDMB Visual (Guard & Majorettes): @bdmbvisual
    • Wind Symphony (1st): @apkwind
    • Symphonic Band (2nd): @apksym
    • Concert Brass (3rd): @apkbrass
    • Concert Woodwinds (4th): @apkwood

FSU Band Day 

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It is that time! The annual trip to FSU Band Day! While this is not a mandatory part of our band experience, we always look forward to being able to go to this game and take in a great day of College Football excitement! We encourage as many to go as are able! The tentative schedule for the day is below. The kick off is at 8 PM so we will have a late return to APK! There is a $15 per person bus charge for this trip – the total cost is subsidized by the program, however, we cannot cover the full cost. The game ticket is free to each participating member. Remaining monetary needs would be for your food at dinner and the game. Deadline to sign up is Friday, August 27th! Funds can be paid via SchoolPay (Should be live on Monday/Click Button on right) or, you can send in cash or check to the safe in Mr. L’s office.

Tentative Timeline 

  • 12:30 PM Depart APK
  • 4:30 PM Arrive Governors Square Mall/Eat Dinner
  • 5:30 PM Travel to Doak Campbell Stadium
  • 6 PM FSU Marching Chiefs “Skull Session” (Baseball Stadium)
  • 7 PM Walk To Football Stadium
  • 8 PM FSU Kick Off
  • TBA Depart after halftime for APK
  • TBA Arrive APK

Uniform Items 

We will be wearing our FULL UNIFORM on Friday, September 3rd! Please ensure you have all proper uniform parts for this game! Shoe order goes in THIS WEEK! See Mrs. Janice to ensure you are on the list! You can pay either via cash/check OR via SchoolPay (Button/Link on right of website) #iegyb

Weekly Update: August 9th through August 14th ~ OCPS School Begins!

It’s Time! School Is In Session And The Blue Darter Band Is Ready! #iegyb

This Week

  • Monday
    • Teacher Planning Day
  • Tuesday
    • First Day Of School! 
    • BDMB Rehearsal 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
      • Meeting In Courtyard @ 2:45 PM To March Out (In Rehearsal Attire w/ Instrument)
    • 7:30 PM Band Parent Concessions Kick Off Meeting (Band Room) 
  • Wednesday
    • No After School Events
  • Thursday
    • No After School Events
  • Friday
    • No After School EVents
  • Saturday
    • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Concessions Clean Out Day!

Looking Ahead 

  • August 17th Full BDMB Rehearsal 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • August 17th Band Parent Mixer
  • August 20th Football vs. Deland (Home Game/Full Band) [Morning Pep Rally!]
  • August 24th Full BDMB Rehearsal 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • August 27th Football @ Colonial (Away Game/Pep Band) [Morning Pep Rally!]
  • August 31st Full BDMB Rehearsal 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Apopka Bands Google Calendar

We Need You To Be An Apopka Bands Volunteer!

Please visit the OCPS Additions/Volunteer Apopka High Page to sign up as an Apopka Bands volunteer! Be sure to attach your name to Apopka High! #iegyb

Uniform Info

Uniform items should be purchased prior to our first game. All items can be purchased via SchoolPay or via cash/check. Click on the Student Finance Form below if you would like to use this to make a cash or check payment. Turn this in to the safe in Mr. Langford’s office.

The following items are needed by each member:

  • Needed for 8.27.21 (Football vs. Deland)
    • T-Shirt (First shirt provided via Fair Share/2nd Can Be Ordered)
    • Under Uniform Shirts
    • Back Pack
    • Marching Band Shoes (Also used with Concert Tux)
    • Ball Cap
  • Needed For Fall Concert (October 2021)
    • Black Tuxedo Shirt/Pants (Ordered in September)
  • Parent Gear is available as well.
    • Show TShirt Can Be Ordered For Parents
    • Band Parent Polo Shirt

Please email janice.pedroza@gmail.com if you have any uniform related questions. 

Forms

2021-2022 Blue Darter Band Registration Form

Whether you are a new or returning member, click HERE to register for an incredible year ahead! We want to ensure we have the most up-to-date info! #iegyb

We look forward to seeing you soon! Visit our Summer/Fall Calendar below to check out our upcoming schedule and all of the excitement that will occur soon!

Have a restful summer! Looking forward to bringing the band back together very soon!

Check back this weekend for our Fall 2021 Show Reveal! IT’S GOING TO ROCK OUT! #iegyb

21-22 Leadership Council Announcement!

Please join me in congratulating the following members of our 21-22 Leadership Council! We look forward to your consistent leadership and faithful stewardship in moving forward into a new era with our band program. You will help raise us to new heights and build up our collective membership into both strong performers and people! Can’t to get started this week! Let’s go! #iegyb